Trailers in the Simpson not mentioned in latest DPP

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 05:08
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I have just renwed my South Australian Desert Parks Pass 2006 and can find no reference to towing trailers through the Simpson and other desert parks.

In the past there has been 'word of mouth' advice that the Parks people frowned on taking trailers through the Simpson for a variety of reasons.

With the advent of the Offroad Camper Trailer boom it would seem that they have given up on advising against trailers in the Simpson.
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Reply By: kesh - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 07:31

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 07:31
Sometimes, Willem the right hand of these departments dont know what the left one is doing.
I was recently granted a vehicle fee exemption into NP,NSW. At the local office I had to produce the vehicle rego. paper which they photo copied then gave me an interim sticker whilst the official version arrived by post.
Surprise, surprise.. Whilst the interim one was for the vehicle, the official one which arrived by post was for ME.
A phone call confirmed this to be correct, I have the exemption, the vehicle doesn't. Dont know how I am supposed to get there, walk I expect.

I really think you should be able to take a trailer across some of that country, it may also help in reducing the garbage some leave behind. I also think that for the fees you pay there should be a regular patrol of "friendly" rangers who on a low profile sort of basis offer advice and help for any one in need, particularly those with limited experience in those conditions.
Good luck with your trip. kesh
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 16:22

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 16:22
Ahh I have been shown up to having a sight impairment or something as I failed to read the right page.

My apologies for making the blunder. Ref post 32308

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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 07:41

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 07:41
G'day Willem,

A seasoned veteran like yourself should have no problems if a mug like me can do it.



Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 07:51

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 07:51
a tinnie?...someone been transporting carp to the simpson desert
hahahaha
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 07:58

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 07:58
Yeah I heard there were some in the great inland sea! Never did find it.

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Follow Up By: DavidT - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 08:02

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 08:02
We are thinking about crossing the simpson with CT,s in tow which direction did you travel and what track did you take plus would love to see more pics plus being a 4.8 lt how much fuel did you consume

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Dave T
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 08:07

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 08:07
G'day David,

Have a look at,

Simpson with a trailer

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Follow Up By: Redback - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 08:29

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 08:29
DavidT have a read of our trip as well the first part is on the same site as Member Beatits too, but the whole story is HERE

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 08:38

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 08:38
Good story Baz, a great trip and no doubt more comfy with the trailer.

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Follow Up By: Nick R - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 09:41

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 09:41
Once met a bloke who towed a CT east to west but found it very difficult, particularly getting over dunes, he thought west to east would have been much easier.
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Follow Up By: Redback - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 11:22

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 11:22
Oh yeah, gotta love the comforts of a camper, don't leave home without it :-)))

I read your story too, a little bit more detailed than mine, great pics as well.

Baz.
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Reply By: J.T. - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 12:02

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 12:02
Beatit and Redback.
Just read your stories and having not been yet was thoroughly entertained and even more keen to get there.Thanks for the read!!!
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 15:38

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2006 at 15:38
JT, please look at Post 32308 which I have just entered. A lot will depend on what month you are thinking of going into the SD - and please be advised that whilst the SD was easy the years Beatit and Redback were in there - this year is very very different - certainly at this stage.
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